Top 10 Reasons For Divorce

With more than half of marriages ending in divorce, there is no shortage of answers to the question "Why are you getting a divorce?"

Regardless of the reason for divorce, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who can guide you through the process and protect your interests. At de Beer & Associates, we have been representing men and women in the Twin Cities for more than 20 years.

From child custody to division of marital property, we can help you with all of your divorce and family law issues. To schedule a free initial consultation with an accomplished attorney, call us toll free at (651) 714-2378.

1. Financial Problems

When couples are unable to agree on financial matters or constructively discuss their differences, trouble can follow. Some financial issues can be resolved prior to marriage through a prenuptial agreement or during the marriage with a postnuptial agreement.

2. Poor/Lack Of Communication

Even when communication is an issue during the course of a marriage, couples can still benefit from a collaborative process during their divorce. At de Beer & Associates, we are skilled in all means of resolving divorce issues, including mediation, collaborative divorce and litigation.

3. Control

Even married people need some time to pursue their own interests or have control over their lives. When one spouse tries to exert excessive control over finances or parenting issues, it can lead to friction and, in some cases, divorce.

4. Infidelity

Cheating often plays a role in the deterioration of a marriage. Since Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state, it will not have a role in determining the outcome of a divorce, but it is still a frequent reason for divorce. Our attorneys can help guide you through your divorce, even if emotions are raw due to infidelity during the marriage.

5. Marrying Too Young

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50 percent of marriages between teenagers end in divorce within the first 15 years. For couples who marry in their 20s, the divorce rate is only 35 percent.

6. Domestic Abuse

Nearly 30 percent of marriages that end in divorce also involve domestic violence. Before taking any action on your divorce, it is important to make sure you and your children are safe. We can assist you in pursuing an order of protection if you are a victim of abuse.

7. Drinking And Drug Use

The problems that arise due to a spouse's addiction or substance abuse can tear even the strongest couples apart. Substance abuse often leads to additional issues such as job losses and financial problems, which are also common reasons for divorce.

8. Lack Of Preparation

Many divorced men and women reflect on the lack of planning prior to their marriage, such as a lack of premarital counseling. It is important not to make the same mistake before your divorce, which is why we offer comprehensive services for men and women who are planning for divorce.

9. Mistreatment Of Children

Parents put the well-being of their children above all of their other concerns. Violence or other inappropriate behavior toward their children can be the ultimate "deal breaker" in a marriage. If your children are being abused, it is important to come forward and pursue an order of protection to ensure their safety.

10. Religious And Cultural Difference

Differences in religious beliefs and cultural practices can lead to conflict that grows over time and creates a riff between husbands and wives. Many well-meaning couples who felt they could overcome their differences eventually realize the gap is too far to bridge, particularly when they have to begin making decisions about how to raise children.

Divorce Services In St. Paul, Woodbury And Throughout Minnesota

Everyone has his or her own reasons for divorce, and it is okay to make the decision to end your marriage. To make sure things are handled properly, it is in your best interest to contact us for a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer.